Beat Seasonal Allergies with Air Purification06/24/2015 It’s the foggiest time of the year, allergy season. Spring has sprung and pollen is everywhere. If you’re sick of spending the season itching your eyes and sneezing, an air purification system may help ease some of the irritation. Allergens and irritants aren’t only residing outdoors. in reality, indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air and we’re spending around 90% of our lives indoors. The ragweed, pollen and dust from the outside air becomes your inside air. An air purifier will kill those irritants and particles from your home’s air. In fact, Lennox’s Pureair® Air Purification system combats all three different indoor air pollutants; airborne particles, germs and bacteria and chemical odors and vapors. It cleans your home’s air more effectively than any other single system you can get. There are also a few things you can do as a homeowner to help combat the allergens in your home. Remove your shoes before coming inside. Find a vacuum with a HEPA filter and use it regularly. If you’ve been relaxing out in the yard or garden, rinse off. If you have a dog or any animals that go outdoors, clean and brush them frequently. You may be curious what the difference is between air filtration and an air purification system. Air filters are part of an alternative system and are not capable of destroying as many pollutants as an air purifier. Air purifiers are a three-part system in and of themselves and include a normal air filter, UVA light and a metal device that is coated with a light-activated catalyst. The goal is to make your home as clean as possible and keep you and the air you’re breathing as healthy as you can. That’s the reason the team at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line works with you to tackle any indoor air quality problems you may be experiencing and works to find a solution that satisfies you and your home. Your house should be your sanctuary and we will use our knowledge and expertise to make your sanctuary as comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about helping your indoor air quality and battling those pesky allergens, give O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 610-626-2540 or use our online scheduler.